Scientists Believe That The Loch Ness Monster Might Just Be A Giant Eel
By Yimin Huang, 06 Sep 2019
Sightings of the Loch Ness monster (or ‘Nessie’) have formed a significant part in Scottish folklore.
However, recently researchers from New Zealand tested DNA samples from the waters of the Scottish lake and did not find any signs of unusual beings. Further analysis also suggested no existence of massive creatures.
‘Nessie’ lovers may be sorely disappointed as Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand’s University of Otago, told the BBC that there has been no “evidence of a creature that’s remotely related to that [Nessie].” No catfish, shark or sturgeon DNA are found in Loch Ness, Gemmell added.
However, a “very significant amount of eel DNA” has been discovered in the lake, Gemmell revealed, leading him to believe that ‘Nessie’ was just a giant eel.
In Scotland, scientists have revealed their findings on the fabled monster that supposedly lives in Loch Ness. They say intensive analysis shows the creature could just be a giant eel. pic.twitter.com/b6QbEMQqg8— NHK WORLD News (@NHKWORLD_News) September 6, 2019
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